Paul Finebaum weighs in on job security of Nebraska's Scott Frost
Is it win or find a new job for Scott Frost? SEC Network host Paul Finebaum believes that the Nebraska head coach is on the hot seat entering his fourth season with the program.
During a recent interview on WJOX’s The RoundTable, Finebaum was asked if he thought Frost would be on the hot seat entering the 2021 season, given Nebraska’s lack of success since his arrival in 2018. The college football insider seems to agree with the notion that this year could be a make-or-break one in Lincoln.
“That really doesn’t matter anymore,” Finebaum said of Frost and his legacy at Nebraska, per 247Sports. “… Just in terms of the things that don’t matter on the field, the intangibles — I mean, this guy was the quintessential, great, big-time, the next great coach. And I’m not blaming him. I just think — I wonder if he can win out there any longer. And so, I agree with (Frost being on the hot seat) completely.”
Over the last three seasons, Nebraska has managed just a 12-20 record under Frost and has failed to post a winning season in that time. The Huskers haven’t played in a bowl game.
Frost and his staff have recruited fairly well during that time, but it hasn’t resulted in on-field success yet. Finebaum wonders if the time has already passed.
“You start looking — who are the Nebraskas around the country?” Finebaum said. “And those are great conversations on lazy May days. Is it a Tennessee? Is it Michigan? Are these pockets of places around the country that are just, no matter what — no matter how many times they have a new coach, no matter how many times the fans say, ‘This is our year,’ it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be.”
Nebraska will have a tough opener, going on the road to play Illinois in Week 0.